Thursday, October 11, 2012

Staphylococcal impetigo

Impetigo can be caused by either staph or strep (GABHS) but these days, more is caused by staph than strep.  Bullous impetigo is mostly a newborn disease, and this is clearly not a newborn.  If it were staph scalded skin syndrome, it would be caused by two different exotoxins, which are generated by both a chromosomal process as well as a plasmid-generated process.

Since nearly everyone got this, I will not belabor the diagnostic cues.  

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